I have a bit of a yarn problem. Every time I walk into a craft store, I buy yarn. Sometimes I need yarn for a project or special order, but a lot of times I don't need any yarn, I just like buying it. My stash is pretty substantial. I have every color, in multiple shades and textures. I don't need anymore yarn, but I can't seem to stop buying it.
So, obviously, one of my New Year's resolutions was to not buy any new yarn for a year, unless I needed something for a special order. In addition to not buying anymore yarn, I also challenged myself to use up some of my stash on as many projects as I could.
It's mid-May and I have only bought 3 or 4 skeins of yarn all year (this is huge for me). I needed this yarn to complete a baby blanket for our newest baby niece. I am so proud! When I feel a creative surge, I shop my stash instead. It feels good to save my cash and use up what I already own.
One of my favorite things I've ever made is this quilt of many colors. I started it back in February and worked on it a little every night. I ran out of yarn on a few rows and had to go searching through the girls' accessories to disassemble hats and baby sweaters to complete it. I really wanted to finish this quilt without purchasing any new yarn and except for buying new green, I did!
I love how it turned out. It's colorful, soft, and a great kid-sized blanket. You can check it out here.